Ile Ife of 1912

Ile-Ife History

Ile-Ife, the name which the town in the Nigerian rainforest 135 miles northeast of Lagos is called originates from the Yoruba myth of origin which designates it as the place of dispersion. Obatala…

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Terra Cota head of the Ooni of Ife

Ooni

Ooni is the title of the occupier of the Oba of Ile-Ife town; mother town of the Yoruba people. The Ooni is taken as the direct descendant of Oduduwa, who was the first suzerain of the people. In…

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